A book of sketches by a graphic designer is unique. Jurriaan Schrofer did not discard his drawings and he even kept production drawings and other pre-press material. His sketches and illustrations from the period 1950 – 1990 have a special visual and poetic strength. For this publication a large selection of them has been made, introduced by an essay. The book also contains an extensive presentation in word and image of the design and printing process in the pre-digital era. Frederike Huygen is an art and design historian and has written many publications about design.